Posts Tagged ‘sterilization’

Utilizing Ozone into Dental Implant Surgery

See how many great uses ozone has in the office? And, behold! Another one! Ozone is great for every dental surgery, including dental implant surgery.

Implants are used to replace teeth that have been lost or extracted, possibly due to disease or injury. A new “root” is drilled directly through the gums into the upper or lower jaw bone (depending on where the implant is needed) and is secured there. This new “root” will serve as the anchor for an artificial replacement tooth.

As usual, it is important to keep the area sterilized while surgery is being performed. Dental implant surgery goes deeper, literally, than each individual tooth. After surgery, there is a healing period where the surrounding bone and gums must be monitored to ensure that the new teeth are properly integrated into healthy oral function (this includes avoiding gum recession, for example, or infections in the mandible). Ozone is wonderful because it sterilizes more effectively and safely than traditional chemical sterilizers; not only this, but it also stimulates healthy gum healing and helps infuse the bone structure with strengthening minerals.

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles


Other Benefits of Using Ozone in Dentistry

Last fall, I was told that using ozone in my dentistry would bring major changes to my practice; more convenience, less occupied office space, and a one-solution-works-for-all ease of use really has upped our efficiency and, yes, quality, too, of dentistry. For one, you may look forward to a quicker visit. Ozone, in the gas form, can reach into the tiniest cracks and crannies in your tooth, and cleanliness is guaranteed during your root canal or gum disease treatment.

Also, this high sterilization, unlike drugs, medications, or other harmful ways of destroying bad bacteria in your mouth (AND the good bacteria, for that matter), is completely side-effect-free, causes no allergic reactions, and works at the same level of powerful decontamination for every single person.

Ozone is particularly wonderful in that it maintains aesthetic qualities; it does not damage any tooth surfaces, other hard tissues, or soft tissues. Past methods of removing an infected area of tooth included actually removing the bacteria-laden tooth structure itself with lasers, drills, air abrasion, etc., to remove the bacteria! Practicing holistic dentistry and restoring teeth with minimal invasion of the natural structure, ozone works great for us. It almost “washes out” the infection with no deterioration, damage, or discomfort.

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

Ozone and Root Canals… Again!

I wrote not too long ago about the uses of ozone in root canal therapy. After the cavity has progressed too far and affects the tooth’s root, nerves (that’s the “ouch” factor), and sensitive life-giving anatomy, a root canal is required to clean out and seal off the damage. The highest level of sterilization is crucial to a successful root canal, as you are permanently sealing off the tooth and preserving its strength for the rest of your life.

Ozone makes the sterilization job easy… using ozone gas or ozonated water, we can continuously “wash off” the tooth being operated on in a safe, drug-less, bacteria/germ-free environment. Ozone even speeds up the process, providing us with health benefits enough to quicken healing and recovery. Less pain is experienced, and it will not cause any side effects.

But, still, brush and floss your teeth consistently so you can avoid cavities and the whole root canal scenario in the first place…

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

Cavities, Acid, and Ozone… Oh my!

I know, I know… here comes the ozone again! I’ve explained how we use ozone in our dentistry in previous posts. After all this talk of nasty acid-making bacteria wreaking havoc on teeth, it’s essential — for my ozone-using practice in particular — to bring the greatness of O3 into the picture!

Ozone eliminates bacteria, and is, therefore, the perfect solution to cleaning an infected tooth. What’s even better is that ozone treatment will just come in the form of ozonated water or an ozone gas. Continual application to the surgical site promotes impossibly thorough sterility, while even speeding up the process and recovery. Ozone therapy does not cause negative side effects or allergic reactions in patients, and allows the natural immune system to fight off infection.

Using ozone for cavity treatment makes the filling or restoring process much easier and smoother. Guaranteeing sterility to avoid worse problems later is crucial during any serious dental work, and ozone does the job well.

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles

Using Ozone in Root Canal Therapy

When a cavity becomes too deep and is a threat to the important life-giving pulp and living tissues for your tooth, a root canal is required. A drill is sent down the infected path of the tooth to make room for some filling. Then the infection is cleansed, blocked off, and repaired to preserve the health of the tooth.

During root canal procedures, it is extremely important to rid the whole area of the infectious germs, and to prevent other bacteria and germs from invading while the treatment is in process. Ozone is a great assistance here, as it is an easy and harmless way to aid the success of the therapy.

Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles